There is so much media coverage at the moment about climate change and the urgency to change our ways of life before humanity becomes extinct. I've been thinking about this a lot recently and had some radical thoughts on the matter, one of which is - what if this is our destiny? What if we are meant to self destruct? Nothing lasts forever. It is a depressing thought but maybe the destruction of the planet will serve as a lesson to other future beings - if they ever exist.
Insightful people ask 'why am I here?' The answer may be - it doesn't matter. Find a reason for being here. If your purpose is to save the planet then go do that. Just know that the earth and all it contains is ephemeral and extinction is its ultimate destiny even if we can delay the outcome.
Monday, 7 October 2019
Friday, 27 September 2019
October is fast approaching and I feel like I am being swept along the year. I have so many projects I want to start and a couple of new hobbies to try too. The trouble is I am never in the right frame of mind to do anything. Today in particular I feel so lethargic. I hope this is temporary.
Last week I revisited an old haunt - the vineyard. I've not been for a few years and I went to help out with the harvest, volunteering on a couple of days. We worked in pairs and chatted our way along the rows snipping off the bunches of grapes - Ortega and Pinot Meunier. There is still grapes to be picked over the next month but I doubt I will return. It was a non profit organisation when I started back in 2011 but it has become very corporate and doesn't feel the same to me anymore. It was back breaking work and I wondered why I was even there (apart from catching up with an old familiar face.)
That is all I have to say for now. I hope that Saturday is dry. I have windfalls to collect, leaves to be swept and a general garden tidy up is required.
Monday, 2 September 2019
Away from the garden and back to the home I was looking for an affordable way to freshen the carpets. I had an out of date container of Bicarbonate of Soda and some essential oils that went out of date a long time ago. Although I wouldn't want to use them for cosmetic use I thought they would be perfectly acceptable to mix with the bicarb. I mixed 30 drops of geranium and 10 drops of peppermint oil into the bicarb of soda. I let it rest, meanwhile vacuuming the carpet. I then sprinkled the carpet all over with the mixture and left it for a couple of hours before vacuuming again. The house smells clean and fresh and I didn't have to pay out for a specific carpet freshener with synthetic fragrance.
I am in a cleaning and tidying up frame of mind at the moment but really want to get back to my watercolour painting and other creative outlets. I will just have to find space in my day and fit them in!